August 19, 2011

what the what?

seriously? summer has already FLOWN by...
and school starts
strange, but....i am not sad.
i really thought i would be sad,
i am not.
disappointed that i won't get to see my friends every single day...
disappointed that i won't be able to teach about the subjects that i love {reading, writing, Texas history}
but...i am not sad.
maybe because i have agreed to be the floating tutor at my elementary school...
which means i will be there on mondays and tuesdays starting at the end of october and going through april.
no papers to grade, no staff meetings, no "lesson plans"
just me, and a small group of kids
and my girls will get to play with other friends 2 days a week
perfect solution if you ask me!

i did want to make something for all my team members...
and i wish i could take credit for the idea,
however, i think the teacher goodie boxes turned out super cute...
here is one for my dearest friend

what the what?
the change is for a drink and a snack...
and the rubber bands are for recess duty...
you know, when you forget to put a rubber band around your wrist and you go outside for recess duty in the sweltering hot...
and all you want to do is pull your hair up..
oh wait.
only my teacher friends know about that

and in other
what the wha.....
this little lovey buggy turned 4 MONTHS old!!

she did just fine taking her 4 month shots...
but afterwards at home, we had a rough day.
poor baby. she was hurting.
at 4 months Miss Em
eat 6 oz. every 4 hours
still are sleeping through the night
are on some major medication for your acid reflux,
but after several weeks it seems to be agreeing with you.
talk to your sister like you would not believe!!
and you hold your head up so great! I love walking around with you!!
you absolutely LOVE bathtime and swimming
as the doctor would put it, you are "petite"
you weigh 12 lbs and 9 oz.---27 %
you are 23.5 inches tall--23 %
You truly are the sweetest baby
you make us all so extremely happy

ok mom, i will smile
is she going to do this every month?
crazy momma

this little, really quite big, girl is
1 yr. and a half {18 months}

at 18 months she still takes the paci...
its actually quite hard with her little sister around.
we FINALLY have her off the bottle
she takes 1 nap a day usually for 2-3 hours
has a lot of words she can say and her favorite phrase is now "thank you"
is doing very well in the potty training area...we hardly ever have accidents now
and she has even gone three times all by herself without telling me...i didn't notice until i kept wondering why she hadn't asked me to go potty yet only to realize that she had already gone.
has the most exuberant personality
loves her dog, Gra-CIE
can't go anywhere without her dolly and blankie
is OBSESSED with Bubble Guppies...she will sit still and watch the ENTIRE show..mesmerized
is quite the opposite of her sister...
you weigh 24lbs 2 oz--48%
you are 32.5 inches tall--76%
you bring us so much joy...
even though you know how to throw a REALLY good fit!! :)

just some things that i felt like sharing...
i stumbled across these and can't wait to make them for halloween they came from here

and i know friendship bracelets are soooooo 1987, BUT..
these are gorgeous...just might have to make some...found the tutorial here

and the more i find precious outfits and goodies for little girls, the more i realize i should really teach myself how to adorable are these? i can just see lil'e and BIG E taking something like this with them on all our roadtrips...fell in love with them from here
anyone want to make two for me?

i was reading a friend's blog and they made this ice cream sandwich casserole...
well, if anyone knows my darling husband they know that he WON'T eat casseroles...
i found the ONE casserole that he WILL eat.
so after looking at the recipe
i went out and bought all the ingredients...
PLEASE, go make this.
OH SO, i couldn't STOP eating it...
i mean seriously...
i found myself eating this for breakfast every day this week.

and what the what
is up with this Texas heat??
give us a break!
as much as we LOVE taking our walks
we do not like going out looking like this
only because when we come back in we are drenched in sweat...

i mentioned earlier that E LOVES her some bubble guppies...
well, this could be a sign that you KNOW she is a toddler...and you might be awful if she knows that after bubble guppies she has to go to bed, so you have secretly recorded several on your DVR, so you can play them anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour BEFORE that she goes to bed early...
no, i don't.
yes. i do.
what the what? :)

and just some randoms from the week...
here is my happy little love...
that smile just melts my heart.
every.single. time.

is she really already this big?
can she really already play in this?
time is going by tooooo fast.

and these two peas in a pod...
Eloise and Gracie..
they do not do anything without each other....
they are the TWO best friends that anyone could have

our week wouldn't be complete without a playdate with our favorite little man
Carson and Eloise are the best of friends...
and little do they know that their mommas are secretly planning their wedding.....
one can wish, right?

and daddy took a little time off work on friday to go with me to the girls' doctor's appointments...
thank goodness.
i could NOT have done it without him.
Here's a happy little photo of the proud papa
with his two little beauties
he's in for a world of trouble.

and i had to get a little snap of me and my little bug.
it's sunday about 4:00 here...
we are about to hit the pool...
while everyone else is getting ready for school....
we are going to have the pool all to ourselves...


kinsey said...

i'm not sad i'm not going to school tomorrow either!!! so thankful actually! ha. the girls are precious :-)

JoDee said...

I am so glad to hear you're not sad!! I had a hard time this time last year... but I'm totally over it now! Haha!
Love the picture of C and E- they were so funny with their pacifiers and blankets last week! :)

Marci said...

Those road-trip pillow cases are adorable and would be so easy to make. You should ask your hubby for a sewing machine! I got mine probably 7-8 years ago and just sort of taught myself along the way. I am NO expert, but it is fun to play around and make things!

Anonymous said...

Super Duper Cute! Have tons of fun!!!